DC Trawler

No, lefties, your rally wasn’t as big as Beck’s

The organizers of Saturday’s One Nation rally and all their comrades were very, very desperate to outdo the attendance numbers from Glenn Beck’s Restoring Honor rally the month before. How desperate? Crooks & Liars writes:

Enthusiasm gap, schmenthusiasm gap. Without the benefit of months and months of advertising and promotion on Fox News Channel (in fact, I’m only aware of Ed Schultz on MSNBC doing any kind of TV promotion), the One Nation Working Together rally in Washington DC has gathered more supporters than Glenn Beck’s much ballyhooed rally, which I will lovingly refer to as “Whitestock”.

Preliminary satellite estimates put the crowd size at 175,000 to 200,000 at about noon EST. By the calculations of Bachman/Beck, et al., that would mean at least 1,000,000, non?

Ha ha ha! I don’t know which satellite they’re using, but I suspect it’s home to a guy in a jumpsuit and a couple of wisecracking robots. This assertion is flatly ridiculous, as Verum Serum proves with one simple animated GIF:

Right now you may be shrieking, “But that picture was taken after the rally! Or before! Whichever works!” Well, no. If you look at the full-sized version of that 10/2 pic (courtesy of Nico Pitney), you can see the two big TV screens with a close-up of the woman speaking:

And if you look at the footage of the rally at the C-SPAN site, you can see that this woman spoke from 12:53-12:59:

Unless you want us to believe that everybody went home between noon and 1, Crooks & Liars, that’s as big as the crowd got.

(Forensics hat tip to CO2 Producer)

P.S. But they did leave behind a lot more trash than the Beck crowd, so they got that goin’ for ’em.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Brian-J-Conway/1755392219 Brian J Conway

    This is in no way to slam black people, but on one of the talk shows a lefty rally attendee, who happened to be black was interviewed. He said that the lefty rally had many more people than for instance the gif here showed.
    He said that most of the black people, not worshipping the sunrays like the whites, were back in the shade under the trees. Oh yeah, I guess that explains the difference in the photos.

    Brian Conway
    Kinderhook, N. Y.

  • joep55truthseeker

    This whole stupid numbers game cracks me up. More examples of how the left is frenetic in bumping up the numbers:

    IF the CBS 87,000 estimate of 8/28 is correct (and it appears to be way off), then the 10/2 rally drew about 40,000 or so total.
    IF the other estimates of 300,000+ on 8/28 are correct, then the 10/2 union rally drew about 125,000+. That’s about it.

    MSNBC and Schultz in particular crack me up when they show the very limited pictures of a portion of the rally area where both rallies appear similar, although the 8/28 rally still looks denser than 10/2. They don’t show at all the full mall area, including the area outside of the tree lines that were virtually empty on 10/2 and crowded with people on 8/28. What a hoot!

    But I’m just preaching to the choir. We already know how nutty the left is in trying to inflate their numbers. (If it had been the other way around, though, then we’d be trying to inflate the 8/28 numbers also. At least let’s be honest about this.)

    The Dems think crap like this will get more people to the polls. Not too many, I think. The Dems that would normally just stay home and wait for their government check in the mailbox will probably still just stay home and figure someone else is taking care of things for them. Good for them!

    I’ll stay tuned to this “numbers-gate” deal. It’s funny to watch and read about all this garbage.

  • lollytyg

    You people are disturbing, and Treacher is typing with one foot again.
    This reminds me of a quote from Niven’s Ringworld, where Nessus says “The majority is always sane, Louis.”
    They HAVE to be the majority, they’re sane, after all!
    Move on people, these aren’t the photos you’re looking for.